The IEUA Federal Executive has today urged school employers and governments to act with concern for and commitment to the health and safety of everyone in our school communities. Our schools and their staff have already acted professionally and capably to ensure that students and their learning are catered for during this crisis. Our members have responded magnificently to the need to ensure schools cater for the children of those workers who have nowhere else to be cared for during the day and for those children at risk in our community. In extraordinary circumstances and tight timeframes staff have developed opportunities [...]
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The IEUA’s primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. Accordingly, the IEUA calls for an immediate nation-wide end of term for all school students. Read more IEUA Speaks COVID -19 23 March
Dear Prime Minister RE: COVID-19 In light of the unfolding health crisis and the requirement that schools remain open, the IEUA is requesting the following matters be addressed by the National Cabinet. Our primary concern is that schools cannot meet either their legislative Work, Health and Safety obligations or their duty of care to both their employees and students. In accepting the recommendations of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee governments have already committed to a range of preventative strategies including measures specific to schools. These strategies are not being resourced and/or implemented and, in any event, they are manifestly inadequate. [...]
GENERATION EQUALITY On International Women’s Day, IEU members are called to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, and campaign for Gender Equality. International Women’s Day is time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history, and those who will advance gender equality into the future. However, International Women’s Day is not simply an occasion to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change. Generation Equality is a call to action to [...]